Best Pubs in North Devon

As we move into Autumn, we'd like to remind everyone of the warm and cosy pubs on our doorstep! Whether you're more of a "relax on the beach" type, an adventurous hiker or a big family attractions sort of traveller, one thing we all have in common is the appreciation of a fine North Devon Pub!

Renowned for quality local ales, real home-cooked food and an especially warm and welcoming atmosphere, North Devon boats a range of fantastic local pubs for eating and drinking in, whether your visiting us as a family, couple or solo traveller.

The Staghunters Inn, Brendon, near Lynton

Idyllically set in the stunning valley at Brendon, on the edge of the wilds of Exmoor, The Staghunters Inn is the perfect location for exploring the breathtaking wonders of this area of outstanding natural beauty and the magnificent North Devon Coast.

The Staghunters Inn pride themselves on home cooked, quality food sourced locally. You'll also find a wide range of wines and beers at a fair price. We highly recomend the 35 minute journey from Smythen Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages, especially if you're heading over into Exmoor for the day.

The Poltimore Arms, Yarde Down, Brayford

The Poltimore Arms is a traditional, 13th Century pub with a quaint bar serving real ales on tap and whatever the season and we are ideally located for walkers discovering the beauty of Exmoor.

This fantastic pub has no mains electricity which in our opinion adds to it's humble charm! You'll find fantastic food here - and the odd candle-lit meal has been known when the generators broken down!

If the above pubs don't float your boat, check out our page on Where to Eat in Illfracombe for some other restaurants and cafes right on our doorstep - they're all friendly and in our opinion offer good value for money.

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